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Why my shop doesn't show up with a blue flag like so many other shops in my area?

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Hi there

 

I was looking at a Google map for the area in which my shop is based, and can see lots of other shops have a lovely blue or white flag with a link to their website, reviews etc. As someone who has more reviews than many of the shops listed in this way, and who is a customer of Google via Google adwords, I was wondering why my shop isn't featured in this way?!

 

Please can you either review this or let me know your advice on what I can do to appear on Google maps

 

Many thanks in advance

 

Sarah Decent, Modish

3 Green Street, Cambridge, CB2 3JU

01223354436

https://plus.google.com/113989653176031644991

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Re: Why my shop doesn't show up with a blue flag like so many other shops in my area?

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YOu seem asking for a place label.
If so: please read this and learn more about place labels here:
https://support.google.com/business/answer/6056435?hl=en
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Re: Why my shop doesn't show up with a blue flag like so many other shops in my area?

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Dear Helmut

Thank you so much for the speedy reply - I was trying to remember what this was called! However I am still a little confused as many of the other businesses that are shown in my area have less reviews than I do, a less active website, lower social media presence and in many case have been trading for a much shorter period. I don't suppose you know or could guess at a way in which I could 'encourage' Google's algorithm to look more favourably at my shop. Thank you again Helmut, hope you have a great weekend, Sarah

Re: Why my shop doesn't show up with a blue flag like so many other shops in my area?

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I don't believe and never read the number of reviews has anythings to do
with the relevance of a listing and the criteria for a place label.
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile